Employee retention is important to every employer, but for healthcare organizations, it’s critical. Holding on to highly skilled employees is a challenge and will only get more difficult as demographic trends shrink the pool of healthcare employees at the same time as demand for healthcare grows.

5 Employee Random Drug Testing Questions and Answers

PreCheck recently hosted a webinar on the value of random drug testing, and it is apparent that there are many questions employers are asking themselves regarding this practice. As a follow up to our webinar, which is now available on-demand, I thought I would take this opportunity to answer some of these common questions for our readers.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is one of the major regulatory agencies affecting employers in any field, not just within the healthcare arena. And the Commission has remained highly active through the first part of 2014. Here’s a quick overview of some of the latest developments concerning the EEOC and what they mean for employers.

Earlier this year, our Vice President of Compliance presented her best practices and tips for your HR background screening checklist in our February webinar, now available on-demand. We understand, however, that there’s so much more to human resources than background checks.

How to Reduce Staff Turnover in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Retaining good employees is an issue in every industry, but with long hours and emotionally draining work, retaining healthcare workers has its own special challenges. Then there’s the costs of replacing doctors, nurses and other employees with specific skill sets and certifications. It soon becomes clear that retention is, by necessity, a high priority for many healthcare organizations.

Best Practices for Completing I-9s for Remote Hires

Advances in technology have considerably broadened the workplace and made the ability to hire employees from another state possible, even without a physical office on site. While this effectively expands the talent base for employers, it poses a challenge for Human Resource Managers, specifically in completing Form I-9s for remote employees. How can this task be accomplished correctly within the required time frame?

Celebrating Health Care HR Week 2014 with René Hatfield

The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administrations (ASHHRA) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) has designated the week of March 16-22, 2014 as Health Care HR Week, recognizing human resources professionals in hospitals and non-hospital organizations across the nation for the daily issues they face in the workforce: compensation and benefits, employee relations, healthcare reform, and wellness—just to name a few.

With the challenges facing human resources directors, hiring managers and other HR leaders in the coming years, it’s clear that healthcare human resources is at a turning point. To celebrate Health Care HR Week 2014, which the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) designated as March 16-22 this year, we spoke to industry leaders about the outlook of this increasingly important field.

Healthcare Worker Drug Testing Trends for 2014

While we were happy to take part in the observance of National Patient Safety Awareness Week, the truth is, we pursue patient safety every single day at PreCheck. Although there are opposing views on the topic of healthcare worker drug testing, I think this is the perfect time to address this issue due to recent events.

Study: Employers May Be Using Social Media to Discriminate in the Workplace

Over the years, there have been conflicting views regarding the use of social media during the employment screening process. I recently wrote an article discussing six red flags social media employment screening can uncover. Content found on applicants’ social networking sites—particularly Facebook and Twitter—may help uncover detrimental information that may put a company and its staff at risk.